Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
William Bradbury's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Service number: 279
Rank: Lance Corporal [L Cpl]
Unit: 12th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 31 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Beersheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: BRADBURY, Lce. Cpl. William 279. 12th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 31st Oct., 1917. D. 52.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of William Bradbury from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Crookwell, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Walter Bradbury, Crookwell, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Enlistment date||28 January 1915|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 28 January 1915. Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 1 March 1915. Wounded, 19 April 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action 31 October 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Palestine|
|Date of death||31 October 1917|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 52), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Taken on strength, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915.
Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, Maadi, 21 February 1916.
Marched out to 2nd Oasis Camp, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.
Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 13 March 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 13 March 1916.
Detached to Kasr-el-Nil Barracks, 26 April 1916; rejoined unit, 7 May 1916.
Detached to 67th Australian Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Ferry Post, 10 December 1916; ceased to be attached on failing test, 15 December 1916; attached to 68th Australian Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, 15 December 1916; marched out, 16 December 1916; rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 17 December 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, back and left arm); admitted to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Jemmi, 19 April 1917; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 20 April 1917; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 23 April 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 27 April 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 28 April 1917; discharged to duty, 31 May 1917; taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 31 May 1917.
Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, Tel-el-Fara, 4 June 1917; taken on strength, 6 June 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 17 July 1917.
Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRADBURY William|
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